Belgium: Retail sales

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 Belgium

Retail sales index

 Latest value 85
 Reference May 2024
 Measure index points
 Data availability January 1998 - May 2024
 Average 87.07
 Min - Max 71.4 - 102.8
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from January 1998 to May 2024. The average value for Belgium during that period was 87.07 index points with a minimum of 71.4 index points in February 1998 and a maximum of 102.8 index points in February 2021. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales index around the world.
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Belgium - Retail sales - recent values

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Belgium - Retail sales - historical chart - 1998-2024
Measure: index points
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The retail sales index is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated period. Because retail sales are a measure of consumer demand for finished goods, they are a leading macroeconomic indicator of the pulse of an economy and its projected path toward expansion or contraction. The retail sales index measures only the volume changes, i.e. price level changes are excluded.

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